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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
pointed eroding thely middle class, which is the backbone of our economy. earlier, a representative from kentucky talked about how it is the right thing to do to improve the health of thousands of his citizens over the next decade. he also talked about it from an economic and fiscal standpoint. 50 million dollars will be injected into kentucky's economy. it will bring $800 million to the state treasury, create 17,000 jobs and support their glad toso we were very hear what he had to say at the press event and afterward. in few areas has a lot been of greater impact than in the lives americans with chronic conditions. if you had insurance that you liked before, whatever it was, it is going to be better now because of no pre-existing conditions being a barrier to your access to insurance. also removing lifetime or even on the funding you can receive for care. thanks to affordable health care act in relationship to pre- existing conditions, up to 17 million children with pre- existing conditions have already been able to gain affordable coverage. starting january 1, up to 129 million am
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
change to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. it's why i ran for president. it was the center of last year's campaign. it drives everything i do in this office. and i know i've raised this issue before, and some will ask why i raise the issue again right now. i do it because the outcome of the debate we're having right now, whether it's health care or the budget or reforming our housing and financial systems. all of these things will have real practical imply cage for every american. and i am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in america where opportunity is real. now, the premise that we're all created equal is the opening line in the american story. and while we don't promise equal outcomes, we've strived to deliver equal opportunity. the idea that success doesn't depend on being born in to wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. with every chapter we've added to the story, we've worke
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
bold ideas we have had over the past decade, new ideas to grow the economy from the middle out, to expand health care to all americans, and to improve our schools. still thatuder behind all of these policies is a simple idea -- expanding opportunity for all americans. we believe that no matter where you come from, we are all better off if we have the opportunity to succeed. it is at the heart of what we do every day. we have learned that expanding the middle class is the best way to grow and grow stronger. but i know that principle is critical. also because it has mattered so much in my own life. a suburb of boston, the child of two immigrants from india. inlived in a house bedford, massachusetts, a middle-class town. when i was five, my parents got divorced and my dad left. my mother was on her own and never held a job before. she faced going back to india are going on welfare to support her two children. , we would've been stigmatized. it was unheard of to get divorced back then. she knew our life opportunities to be limited. she made that tough choice. she states. we stayed. we
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
old to the new economy, even in a period of economic growth, has not delivered the kind of employment that's necessary to sustain the economy. so i ask if any of you might comment on how the loss of direct support for 1.3 million americans in the wealthiest country ever imagined on the planet at a time of record profits by corporations can somehow be acceptable when you have cities like flint, michigan, or saginaw, michigan, that continue to struggle to try to connect their work force with the next economy. to me, this just seems like an affront to all that is good and right, and it's not something we ought to stand for. finally, i just want to say thank you for helping members of congress who ought to understand that this is just not economic data that we're looking at, but this is a decision that'll literally affect the lives, health, and well being of millions of americans and the fact you're willing to come help make that case is something we're grateful for. thank you. >> thank you, chris. why don't you begin and we'll get to the other direct questions. >> thank you so
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
difficult in an economy that still has one point 5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no. no. these extraordinary circumstances continue, as indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national economic impact would be shortsighted. to ignore the human, the individual human
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
brakes on the economy every six months or so, so they are not helpful with respect to real growth in the economy. i think americans will put more money in education when it is doing better. havenk they are going to bigger pressures. legalf course you have reform. education fornd every child. allowed for the growth education, overseeing kids in% of the districts they would already be attending. that is a solution. >> inc. you, governor. i am a senior adviser to the education foundation. you imply we know what works, at there seems to be consensus that the weakest link seems to be our secondary schools. the president announced a grant program. many people believe we are no longer meeting the needs of people. >> we have a number of initiatives doing that, including allowing high school atdents to take courses college. in one case: locating schools on college campuses, or inviting them to have courses in the school. think we failed most of the kids in the early years. we just a bigger price in the later years. a child not doing well in third grade, the chances are low through middle scho
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
should reflect our deepest values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of th
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
support as they face a very difficult economy. now, we've asked as democrats that this proposal be a part of the budget negotiations. our colleagues in the house of representatives have made the same request. it appears that that will not be the case so that we have to seek a stand-alone legislative vehicle and that's why i proposed the legislation as i've done today. what we are effectively doing and what we have to do within two weeks so it doesn't allow us the time, the procedural process of the committee deliberation and -- and markups, et cetera, what we have to do is try to avoid a huge economic shock to 1.3 million americans immediately. there will be more after that. but as of december 31 or january 1, if you are on unemployment benefits, federal benefits, extended benefits, you lose them. in my state, that's 4,900 people celebrating new year's day by losing their federal unemployment insurance benefits. and families who are struggling to just keep their heads above water in a very difficult economy, who have seen their jobs disappear, who have, after years of dedicated work,
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
had to say. >> shut down everybody government.in but let's go to the state of the union. economy continuing to strengthen. no washington shutdowns. i think the president will people's d the confidence will recover. we need to push congress to do immigration, to do smart things to help the economy. the american people are sitting at home talking about all of the issues which is most important to me. job and my -- my income. and that's what washington needs to focus on. are merican people screaming at us. focus for us what's important to us. plouffe there writes -- paints a bright picture on the in zon for the white house terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> the president said this is in hands. we can try to turn this around as david said about is health working. are people getting insurance? are insurance companies saying yes? right data.g the and, yeah, there are -- there not in that maybe short of term where the -- where the country starts saying, okay, bumpy start. but it's getting better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you -- you have a series of,
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
strengths the economy as well as help us reduce air emission. >> i appreciate that. i think it seems like a reasonable response. someone who asked you environmental law far long time. please, do what you can to work with the administration. so we don't have overlapping of potentially inconsistent regulations. very frustrating for the public. we want it to be done responsibly and in a way people can understand. thank you for being here. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. peters. >> the gentle mab from arizona. >> thank you. i only had two things i wanted to walk through. everyone in the committee with us here yesterday. i'm sorry, you're going hear the same stheem again. the large data bases that are used particularly in things like pm10 which is a big deal in the desert, southwest we have the thing called dirt. without grass on it. so it really does affect our lives. down to the individual -- because you and i know with all other type of data. you are a social an throw polks when you were being vetted and doing your review of data. you got down to the line item. if there was somethi
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
of our democracy, a to pell hour of our economy and probably most important, really, really make sure that we give and figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream their dreams, but achieve them. >> and we are live this morning awaiting remarks from treasury secretary jacob lew on implementation of the dodd-frank financial regulations law. he will be introduced by former fdic chief sheila bare. one to -- sheila bair. one of the regulations still to be finalized is the so-called volcker rule. regulators are scheduled to meet next week to discuss and vote on the final version of that rule. the pew charitable trust is the host of this event, it should get upside way in just a couple of moments. this is live coverage on c-span2. .. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> once again we are live from the pew charitable trusts in washington, d.c. for remarks from treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank financial law. he is expected in just a
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. , nobody ever covers my meetings. she said, mrs. carter, mental health is not a sexy issue. legislation and mental health systems act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jimmy was, as he says, involuntary retired from the white house. the incoming president put it on a shelf. it was one of the greatest of women's of my life. >> rosalynn carter, tonight at 9:00 eastern, live on c-span and c-span3. also on c-span radio and c- span.o
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
thing i'd like to ask ms. walker on another issue as far as the trend of basically a part-time economy. the new hires, according to the department of labor. i didn't know they were that bad. in this economy, four out of five new jobs, was that the figure you had, created are part time? >> for every one full-time job that's created, there's four part-time jobs created. >> okay. so when you average the hours, that's not quite four to one. four out of five new jobs. >> and the thing that -- well, that's surprising in and of itself to me. but the trend. and i'm not sure whether it was 2010 to 2012 or what with the years were, but the trend, it's flipped. used to be six full times to one part time versus one to four. >> that is really a devastating figure. it's not devastating for us in this room. it's the folks out there looking for a job, particularly young people, which have been the most devastated in this lack of long-term economic recovery. can you describe a little more what happens and basically this part-time economy, you know, where you're trying to work around, trying to avoid th
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
side of the house would have broken the british economy in the first place. [shouting] >> harriet harman. >> he talks about recovery and there might be a recovery for the rich but for everyone else -- [shouting] he won't stand up for the week, but when it comes to being a loyal deputy to a tory prime minister, he will go to any length, breaking promises and sellout in the principles. and the truth is that if you want to freeze energy bills and scrap the bedroom tax commits not going to be the tories to it will never be the lib dems. it's got to be labour. [shouting] >> mr. speaker, thank you there's not a government in waiting, not even in opposition in waiting. it's 18 months before the next general election. we still have no clue from those six questions with the labour party will actually do. we do know a few things. and energy con which would see prices go up rather than down. no apology to crashing economy in the first place. and a total failure to stand up to the trade unions office. mr. speaker, if they can't manage to come up with some sensible policies, if they can't mana
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
will recover. we need to push congress to do smart things to help the economy. american people are talking about all these issues except what is important to me, my job and income. that is what washington needs to focus on. american people are screaming, focus on what is important to us. >> they paint a bright picture on the horizon for the white house in terms of how things could go. how do you see that? >> we can try to turn this around, is working, are people getting insurance, are people saying yes? there are scenarios where the country starts saying, ok, it was a bumpy start but it will get better. the economy is improving. at the same time, you have a series of fiscal debates coming up between the president and congress and those have not gone well. the president and his team see those as opportunities again to sharpen the difference between what he is trying to do for the country and what republicans and their words are impeding. that may be an opportunity for obama to retain some approval ratings, perception of competence among the public there it it is a rosy scenario and
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
when women and girls participate in economies, economic growth is greater than it would be without them. where women and girls are given a chance to be educated and to get the health care that they deserve to have, we know that society benefits. where women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building as full members of society in trying to resolve conflicts, we know that resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award, but it is just a reminder of how much more we have yet ahead of us to accomplish. we have to make sure that tom's dreams, tom's life, the examples of the award recipients with us and those unable to come like the dalai lama and elie wiesel bring out each of us our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights, universal human rights, for every man, woman, boy and girl in the world. it is what tom would expect us to do to hold high his ideals. by accepting this award and by accepting this award and knowing that tom would not let me off the hook otherwise, it is something that i will con
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 12:30pm EST
kind words. five years ago when the president-elect asked me to serve the economy that was in free fall and a number of us got together at the presidential transition but a number of you had much tougher jobs as ben's was sorting through that crisis and marti was there and i guess ed was but since that time i think that we've really come together. the dedicated staffs of the council members agencies have all worked together and i think the economy really is working better. finance is one part of our interconnected economy. the vast majority of opportunity, vast majority of growth and innovation is outside of finance with 94% of private sector jobs outside of finance. so finance has to serve the economy and help markets operate with common sense rules of the road. president roosevelt got that right 80 years ago and many of the reforms of the 1930s are success of the next 80 years. i really think that's what president obama did as well after the crisis he, you know, took on five years ago. but i think it is through these dodd-frank reforms that many of which are now being implemented
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
employment and job creation and growing our economy. you have put a perspective that i have been waiting to hear now -- 11 months as a new member you provided me with hope that i came to congress to do the right thing. i am from nevada. my state has the highest unemployment in the country at 9.3%. and with the state with fewer than 3 million people, we have who will00 individuals lose their emergency unemployment benefits on december 28. unless we do something about that. if the republican leadership continues to sit idly by, then by next june, that number will double to 40,000. it is real. i want to thank each of you, because as my colleagues have said already, we are listening and we hear you and we know that you represent so many other people. to the other witnesses, thank you. , i want to ask you a specific question, because one sector that has been hardest hit in my state is the construction sector. and i have workers and unions, trades thatd other have been unemployed for more than a year. and there really are no jobs in that sector coming back anytime soon in my community
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
excited to be going back to china. the u.s. and china represent the world's largest economies, the world largest energy consumers, and the world's largest emitters of carbon pollution. i would rather not be the largest energy consumer or the largest emitter of carbon pollution, but since we are, we are going to get together and talk. we know there is economic competition between the two nations. that is healthy. but we do share the same climate and the same level of concern about a changing climate. i think we are well positioned to begin work together in a more concerted effort to move forward, to build on what i think of as 30 years of significant cooperation and partnership between our countries already. let me highlight the fact that one of the opportunities when i go to china is to build on the fact that epa and the ministry of environmental protection in china have had a deep and strong relationship. they know they are facing รก1m they have known that for some time. we know that as well. for the past 15 years, we have been working with them in depth on working to address their air
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
to say. this it day and age we face a number of crises. i think the economy is not performing the way we would like. with wages, real wages have been stagnant in our country for more than a decade. think about that. at the time when the cost of college and a whole host of other things, healthcare has gone up substantially, real wages have essentially be frozen. you are all familiar with the budget problems we face. there is a growing disparity between the haves and have notes in our society and that should concern all of us over time. and all of these things are in some ways interrelated to the question of economic growth. so if i just had to pick one thing, i would agree with what jon had to say. what is our comparative advantage? how do we grow this economy in a very competitive world? and in particular, how do we empower, not just give but empower sit citizens through hard work and thrift to enjoy. so fruits of that growth. particularly the third that aren't getting the educations. the kids that aren't getting the quality quality of education they need to be economically releva
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause] cracks good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. on this nice brisk detroit michigan day, it is my honor to introduce dr. rand paul, the junior senator from kentucky. the united states senator elected in 2010 and has certainly made his mark in just a very short time. he has proven to be an outspo
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
part of our economy. it is an important part of our way of life. host: this has been an ongoing saga over this farm bill. back in january of this year, the congress extends the farm bill until september 30. senate passes the farm bill, house passes its own farm bill. what is holding up negotiations? guest: we have been working on it for over 2.5 years. we have had a number of hearings. bringing experts in, learning a little bit more about what is working, what is not working. then we went through the normal process here it we collect regular order in congress. going through the committee process. in the house and the senate. we took those to the floor. the first version of the house bill did not pass the house floor. we divided the baby, so to speak, and did it into pieces. when you do regular order, we have allowed people to provide minutes. we have a lot of debate and discussion. i think we are closing in on getting a good farm bill. host: where will you come down on food stamps? the house republicans wanted $40 billion cut over 10 years. the senate, $4 billion. guest: first,
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
and management of the consumption is critical for maintaining a competitive energy economy and efficient utilization of resources. as if change is providing stability, market access and regulatory treatment is critical maintaining the continued investment in the energy infrastructure. my testimony covers many actions to reflect the efforts to make adjustments around the new technologies and resources. i will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you in your oversight responsibilities of the agency. >> thank you. the next witness is mr. clark. >> mr. ranking member and members of the committee i am the newest members and i've had the opportunity to speak before you in a previous job but this is my first opportunity so thank you for the invitation to be here today. in my opinion this is something you referenced the biggest story today is the revolution that's taking place. probably the biggest story in decades and the flood of domestic gas has upended the utility planning model and market fundamentals and it is dramatically impacting where the utilities are putting t
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
seem to put the brakes on the economy every six months or so. or even more often than not. they are not helping and with first act to growth in the economy. i think that americans will put more money into education and the economy is doing better or when they confront the fact that the funding education is actually hurting them and their state, so i think there is a bigger picture and bigger pressures out there at play on this and then of course you also have legal requirements and constitutional requirements within states. we are sadly one of the states that under our con -- constitution require a test for every child. in connecticut we have shaffer's own mail and o'neal being a former governing -- governor that allows a super education district overseeing about 41% of the kids in the greater hartford school district and surrounding districts putting them in different schools that they would otherwise be attending. that is a constitutional answer to an education problem. >> yes, sir. >> thank you governor. i'm sorry. i am very stern a senior adviser to the educational foundation. m
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
too long, working families were more vulnerable to the anxieties of today's economy than a broken health care system. we took up the fight because we believe that in america, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they got sick. we believe that nobody should have to choose between putting food on their kid's table or taking them to see a doctor. we believe we are a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 americans to lose their health care coverage or where tens of thousands of americans die because they didn't have health care or where oup -- out of pocket costs drove people into poverty. we thought we were better than that and that's why we took this on. [applause] and that's what has gotten lost a little bit over the last couple of months. and our focus had to shift towards working 24/7 to fix the web site, healthcare.gov where people can buy affordable insurance plans. and today, the web site is working well. more problems may pop up, as they always do when you are launching something new and when they do, w
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
results. and the facts are there. the economy is growing. average of a %. we have been creating jobs for 40 months in a row. we have a performance of 40 months month after month the unemployment rate coming down. we is can say very proudly that colombia created more jobs than any country. formal jobs instead of informal jobs. not only that, we have put in place specific public policies and taken action to fight poverty and extreme poverty. and besideses peru, which has been the country that has performed better the whole region in term of decreasing property. against the extreme poverty. we have been able to take on extreme poverty. and not only that, one of the big problems we had one of the bottle neck for our sustainability long run was how unequal the country was. the social injustic of the country. we were the second most unequal country in the whole latin america. and we said we were going to break this trend we've had for so many years. where by the economy grew but also the inequality grew. the rich became richer. the poor became poorer. we put in place specific access and we
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
was crippling sanctions. their economy is in the gutter now. so they are going to be wary of doing this. we are going to have to insist on some very intrusive verification measures to be able to give some measure of that they do not have covert facilities going forward. >> what do you think the best deal could be, from a practical standpoint? we know what prime minister he -- stopu says everything, dismantle everything. what do you think the best we could do is? orthe president has more less said it, but you reduce a iran'syou reduce enrichment facilities, down to the level required for the electricity it needs. you have intrusive inspections on everything else, and i think -- bob is a real expert on this and i would be interested in his and ats -- you put a year half between any breakout capability -- >> would that be the goal, really? to keep them a year and a half away? >> to keep them substantially away, yes. bewhat i think we should trying to do, we want to be able , breakingany effort out of constraints immediately. that is why you have daily inspections. you want an enrichme
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
this country. does any of you know any estimates by economists of the benefit to our economy of having half a million, one million, 10 million more college-educate workers? now only have they cited the benefits for but even going to some college has economic benefit for a community and individual. >> so even if there's a dropout rate that is higher than we would like for pell recipients some students have no intention of completing a certificate or degree. the intention to take a few courses to be able to increase. , i mean, you know, some of the discussion today has dealt with waste fraud, and effect of college aid on reducing individual initiative and the preparation particularly for those on the short end of the to help people go to college. my question is, are we even close to a shrinking marge nalt return? are we even close. you look like maybe you want to address that. the short answer we're not even close. the difference in annual earnings between someone with bachelor's degree versus a high school diploma is over 20*6rd ,000 a year. that translates in to $5,000. >> so deficit o
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
digital economy in this country. it is dirty 6 billion is the likely damage to u.s. and u.k. companies because people are not going to trust these companies on the basis of some of the stories that have come into the domain. so i think oversight has to include people who need a privacy advocate. you need somebody asked turn all who has the technical knowledge, which i doubt many in the committee have. i have a small budget, 1.3 million i think there's all kinds of questions that parliamentarians have started back about whether it is right for this not to be a full select committee of the house, whether it is right that the chair should be a former person who is dealing with intelligence communities and responsibilities for them and whether they have enough resource and so on and so forth. i'm hearing very helpful suggestions, interest and suggestions about how the ioc might be reformed as a result of newspaper coverage. >> thank you. thank you, mr. rusbridger. what is the sort appointed principal? is obvious is it that all government will govern intelligence and sort of keep
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
economy isn't any better now. they will be wary of doing this but we will have to insist on some very interested verification measures to be able to give some measure of confidence that they don't have covert facilities going forward. >> what do you think the best deal could be from a practical standpoint? we know what prime minister netanyahu says, stop everything, dismantle everything. what do you think is the best we can do? >> the president has more or less dead you reduce iran's enrichment capability down to the level required to generate electricity and the justification for this program and you convert a semi-reactor two light water and you have intrusive inspections on everything else. i think bob is a real expert on this and i would be interested in his thoughts but you are putting a year-to-year and a half between any capability. >> would that be the goal really when you come right down to it to keep them a year and a half away? >> conceptually what i think we should be trying to do, we want to be able to detect any effort at breaking out of constraints immediately. tha
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
, kentucky senator ran paul will talk about jobs and economy at the detroit club and the remarks come after detroit was ruled to proceed with their chapter nine bankruptcy. >> i am a combat vet. i served in the navy for seven years before i was retired. i contracted a lung disease and crushed my hands and had to have them rebuilt. i have hundred percent disabled and my life expectancy is less than two years. i don't need anything from the va. my claim took four years. not once did i ever present one single piece of new evidence. the entire claim was submitted fu fully developed before i was discharged from the navy. i am here not to represent my claim or my issue. my husband and i are here to make sure this panel and everyone that listens to us understand that cases mike like own and ms. mcnut with not isolated. i have dealt with 1,000 cases in the last six months of veterans and spouses and children who are dealing with complex claims that are being denied over and other than again or being low-balls. >> a committee on dealing with the va's backlog of processing disability claim
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the economy. this is a big deal to quote joe biden. [laughter] but we are going to just keep working on it and approving it and assigning it. if we see a problem, we'll fix it. but we are not repealing it. not as long as i am president and. [applause] particularly because the folks who are criticizing it don't have any ideas in terms of how to reduce cost ensure millions of people get coverage for the first time, and make sure that insurance is more secure. those are things the law is already doing and we have to just make sure that people know about it. that is why i'm here because they need your help. that's why you are here, because you know i need your help. believe it or not their organizations working to convince young people not to get insurance. think about that. that is a really bizarre way to spend your money to try to convince people not to get health insurance not ticket preventive care, not to make sure they're able to survive an accident or illness. if i had that much money, i wouldn't be spending it that way. some of these ad campaigns are backed by well-funded
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
care about the economy, because what we do is a wonderful support of the economy with a remarkable return on investments in the grants going out we get a two fold return in the first year. this case is so strong that i think ultimately it has to win. i would say to the young scie e scientist, hang in there, we mean get through this. >> nih has the world's largest hospital and more than 23,000 unique patients in 2013. i want to follow up on sam's point. you said the neuro science is the last frontier of medical research. how so? >> the human brain is the most complicated structure in the known universe. there are 86 billion neurons and each has a thousand connections. and the ability to be able to make sense out of that has seemed out of reach for most of the time that we have been studying neuro science is biology. and the president announced the human brain initiative and work to figure out how the circuits in the brain work. that is an amazing frontier to think about. we can measure what happens with individual neurons and we can take images of the whole brain. but the space in b
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
. economy added 203,000 jobs last month in the unemployment rate fell to seventh that is the lowest since november of 2008 and exceeds analysts predictions. the department releasing figures earlier today. house speaker john boehner released a number on the jobless number and said in part the report includes positive signs that should discourage the calls for more emergency government stimulus and instead with the economy needs is more progrowth solutions to get the government out of the way. begins when out at the end of the year unless congress oks the extension. yesterday the democratic steering committee held a hearing about the issue and heard from several people who face the loss of unemployment checks. here is a part of that meeting. >> i have worked my entire adult life having had three jobs i whole career. and i've never been on employed until now. as soon as i lost my job, i immediately began my furious search for employment and began navigating the world of online board, job boards and diligently networking. my goal was to place my resume in the hands of everyone i knew. i have
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Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
free of amendments or filibuster. the economy in crisis organization hosted this hour and 35 minute event. >> good morning and welcome to the national press club. we like to start a program now since c-span3 is broadcasting this live set for 8:30. we realize some people are out waiting two to to the storm last night and perhaps we will have a few people walking in while the program is going on but we would like to get going. my name is less glick. i would like to welcome me this morning to a program called do we need fast-track trade promotion authority lacks some of you may have seen our program last week on the same topic on c-span3. i watched it. they had a panel of the four former u.s. trade representatives including sue schwab and several others. all of those prior u.s. trade representatives seem to have similar views on fast-track. today you are going to hear some differing views of some distinguished representatives of the public interest community and the labor movement. our moderator today will introduce the speakers and i had the pleasure this morning to introduce our mode
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
like men and boys deserve the right to fulfill their potential. they can participate in economies and economic growth. where they are given the chance to be educated and get the health care they deserve to have. we know that society benefits. women and girls can participate in peacemaking and peace building. as full members of society's trying to resolve conflicts. we know resolution is more likely to be sustained. it is a great honor for me to have this award. it is a reminder of how much more we have ahead of us to accomplish. dreame sure that tom's and his life, the examples of the award recipients unlike bring out, income each of us, our own commitments to what we will do to further the cause of human rights. it is certainly what tom would expect us to do. ideals and byis accepting this award, knowing that he would not let me off the hook otherwise. i willomething that continue to be committed to in every way that i can and every fiber of my being because the kind of world we want is a world tomhich nelson mandela and lantos can be proud. thank you very much. [applause] >> lat
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don't create a pro-growth, pro-middle-class economy. and no less than the new pope has now started speaking out about this. when our country had a burgeoning middle class, it's because we had a shared prosperity. now what we're seeing is the opposite. >> can you tell us roughly how many members you have in detroit and how many have been illinois? >> i could if i -- i'm going to give you a paris-roubaix just. in detroit, we have come in detroit itself we have about three, 4000 members. in michigan we have about 15,000 -- i think about 15,000 members. and in illinois we have said probably somewhere around 40,000 members, maybe 50,000 members. [inaudible] >> 19,000 is the average retirement that somebody gets. and in wisconsin, the average retirement that a public employee gets around the country is about 24, $26,000 to the other thing, think about it, every time a retiree, every time someone spends a dollar of the pension, it creates about $2 change, i think $2.37 in economic output in making the. are we going have a pro-growth, pro-investment, pro-middle-class economy? are we going
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
. programs strengthen the economy and boost workforce productivi productivity. it can increase employment and wages and move into students into the middle class. while ibm proud of the federal investment congress has made in the federal program and in recent years through the passage of student aid and fiscal responsibility act of 2010 and the college cost reduction and excess costs of 2007 i know the congress can do much more to support college access and success. unfortunately, recent budget agreement have reduced the funding by more than $50 billion by cutting hundreds of thousands of students from the program. many other changes with other federal student aid programs to fund the total grant program. we can do better than robbing peter to pay paul. the republican majority wants to eliminate hundreds of thousands if not millions more students from the program to program by cutting $98 billion by that program allowing. to be sure, students have continued to struggle to afford the cost of a college degree. skyrocketing college costs in recent years have eroded the purchasing power of the
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
american a fighting chance in today's economy. all right. thank you so much, everybody. god bless you. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [cheers and applause] >> know we will hear from the white house chief of staff denis mcdonough who will apologize for the problems with healthcare.gov . he says the website is functioning better since the october one launch. he spoke at georgetown university. former also hear from democratic senator, tom daschle. [applause] , it is nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very important subject about this country. is achair keith -- cherokee chief indian once said, timing is everything. right now. implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. we have an excellent program today. we have two terrific speakers. we have denis mcdonough and tom daschle. we also have a panel that will be moderated with a number of distinguished people on the panel. that will be the day. we will have an opportunity for some q
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
difficult to forecast exactly one that is going to be. in part because the economy is it is a little bit more strong. as a result that extends the time in which the treasury department can do things -- at some point congress is going to have to do that. i suppose the earliest it could possibly be is february. it is much more likely that it is sometime in spring or the beginning of the summer. then you are going to get the debate over -- we should look at tax hikes, changes in entitlement. it is hard to see how they are going to get any agreement on those areas. particularly in election year. host: the house is expected to adjourn for the year on friday and the senate shortly after. a lot of high-profile legislation still hanging in the balance. it is the list of what is likely to make it through the 113th congress. caller: i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. we will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
infrastructure, and trying to figure out an economy that works for all i think is important. take tomorrow, fast food workers. 100 places where fast food workers are going to be staging strikes. and who are the fast food workers now? it is no longer 18, 19, 20-year- old kid trying to get into college, or in college and doing this is a job. when you go to mcdonald's, when you go to walmart, you are seeing people in their 60s and 70s. this is wrong. and so i think there is a sense -- we will see. so, but, in terms of my belly wake, public education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, our union foundations talking about how to do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bottom in this country. with what we saw in detroi
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Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
an economy in growth and per capita terms that all of the major economies for a system that delivered less effective outcomes for a smaller percentage of our population. in short, quoting somebody i know well, we were spending more each year and getting less. our economy suffered, families suffered, and all of it was unnecessary. as president obama has said, fighting to deliver quality, affordable health insurance and the security that comes with it to every american is paramount. this is about making sure that everyone in the united states gets a fair shake, and it's about the economic imperative as we continue to rebuild our economy and build a better bargain for the middle class. that's what the affordable care act does, by using touchtone american values of transparency and competition to improve health care protection, and affordability to those americans who already have insurance, and to provide new affordable care options for consumers who either don't have it or want to switch their insurance. we finally put in place real solutions that have been at work for generat
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
, but the entire financial underpinnings of growth in the innovation economy is decades old. we realize that. we have set out to say what would venture investing look like if they were invented in 2013 if it was approached from a user experience point of view? what do people really want? how do we make there be less friction in this experience? >> i have started a couple of companies in 30 years. we do not know what raising capital was all about. we had no idea that they're supposed to be a process. it is only the last couple of years that i've learned that there was a process you are supposed to follow. i just went out and keep bugging people until they give you as much dollars as you needed. you have commoditized it for small companies. we get on average a couple of hundred e-mails a year that say hey, i have got a great idea. how do i get started? >> that touches on one of the key problems we saw that exist today. if you are out there raising capital, what are you not doing? you're not talking to your users or your customers. we are not building your product or services. fundraising
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
it will be, in part because the economy is starting to behave more strongly and as a result that extends the time in which the treasury department can do things. they call them extraordinary measures, to prevent hungers from having to raise the debt ceiling. at some point in time congress will have to do that. the earliest is february, but much more likely that it is sometime close to the spring or even the beginning of the summer . then you will get the same debate over what to cut, whether we should look at tax hikes or entitlements. it is hard to see how they are going to get any kind of agreement on those areas, or to give only in an election year. host: turning away from the budget, the house is expected to adjourn on friday, and the senate shortly thereafter. a lot of high-profile legislation hanging in the balance. tell us about what is likely to make it to before the end of the 113th congress? that ishe only thing completely likely to get through it is a new defense authorization act. there will be a lot of interesting debates to watch on that to see what gets included. o
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
positive indeed over the 40 years the epa has been in existence. we all want a healthy economy. but we also want a healthy quality of life for citizenry. epa staffers have played a critical role in achieving these goals since its inception. as members of congress, i think we should strive to educate eric h. units, not scare them. i hope today i can resist the temptation to try for provocative soundbites from my district and instead use today's hearing to better understand what epa has been tasked to accomplish, howard is doing on those tasks and how we in congress can help it do it's job market really. administrator mccarthy, i know you have a very tough job and i want to commend you for your willingness to take it on its side of all the hurdles to you in your agency face. i look forward to your testimony and i look forward to working with you to help epa achieve the goals that the nation has asked us to carry out. i thank you you know that my time. >> thank you, ms. johnson. members can submit them for the record and they will appear at this point. or witness today's the honorable gin
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Dec 3, 2013 8:00am EST
economy is decades old, even though it's yielding such innovation. we realize that and said what would've venture investing look like it was invented in 2013 if it was approached from a user experience point of view? you know, what the people really want and how do we make there be less friction in this experience? >> i've started a couple of companies over 30 years. we didn't know what raising capital was all about. light, we have no idea that they were supposed to be a process. is the only the last couple of years i learned there's a process you're supposed to follow. i thought you just go out and keep bugging people until they give you as many millions of dollars as you need. i didn't know there was a process. what you have done in a certain way, you kind of stepped in front -- you changed a little bit. you have commoditized it for small companies because we probably get on average a couple of hundred e-mails a year that say, hey, i've got a great idea but how do i get started? or what do i do once i get the concept of? >> that touches on what of the key problems we saw that exist toda
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
without a significant repercussions of the global economy. stopping a deal with iran is nothing compared to all of that. for 34 years, there has not been a conversation on capitol hill about lifting the sanctions. at most, at the outmost generosity of the members, the conversation has been we will be ladies new sanctions for three weeks. that is the best that we have had so far. it's going to be now a completely different paradigm. you have to decide the members from both sides of the idle that will put their name on the legislature that essentially authorizes the congress to lift the sanctions. obviously this cannot come until the very end of the process. also, the iranian counter concession, which is to ratify the additional particle that will have to go through their parliament and the sad thing is it's visible now how the parliament is taking up bad things from congress on how to create more difficulty than just be impossible to deal with. >> but also you have to point out that not all of the sanctions will have to be lifted. the ones related to terrorism and human rights treaties on
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Dec 9, 2013 2:30pm EST
helps our economy. when people receive unemployment benefits, they're spending it. they're spending it in the grocery store, at the hardware store, they're spending it at the auto repair shop to fix their car so they can go out and get a job and go out and go to work. so all of those are reasons that raising the minimum wage is so important, extending unemployment insurance is so important. and one more point before yielding to the assistant majority leader from illinois. it's not welfare, it's unemployment insurance. people pay in when three working working -- when they're working hoping they're not going to collect. so they're collecting their insurance basic. that's what insurance is. things aren't working right, you get unemployment benefits, unemployment insurance, social insurance. that's why this is so important. i yield to the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: will the senator from ohio yield through the claire for a question? officer the senator fromthe pre. mr. durbin: can the senator from ohio recall, it was not that long ago that the issues that we're discussing were la
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